Cross-Border M&A and The Impact on Dealmaking in Austria and Switzerland22 September 2021
Two legal experts from the region discuss navigating due diligence to closing transactions in a fast-changing remote-work environment.
As firms seek to grow in new geographies and gain access to new customers, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals are becoming increasingly global and involving international parties.
To learn more about the opportunities and challenges of cross-border M&A in Austria and Switzerland, we spoke with Moritz Maurer, a partner at Niederer Kraft Frey, and Rainer Kaspar, a partner at PHH Rechtsanwalte.
During our insightful discussion, Moritz and Rainer, who both specialize in corporate and M&A work, provided insight into their respective markets. They also talked about the impact of working with international parties from a legal perspective.
We discussed a range of topics: FDI regulations, universities as the breeding grounds for start-ups, cultural differences when working with foreign investors and how technology has made M&A dealmaking possible since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.
Watch our 24-minute conversation below to learn about Moritz and Rainer’s views on the topics mentioned above.
George Howard is an account executive at SS&C Intralinks, where he is responsible for the financial and legal advisory markets in Switzerland. He recently moved to the Zurich office after five years in London with Intralinks. George holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics.
Roland Petrenkó is a senior account executive responsible for Austrian, German and Swiss clients. Prior to joining SS&C Intralinks, he worked for Clairfield International, Raiffeisen Bank International, Erste Group Bank and UniCredit. During his investment banking career, he gained transaction experience in multiple industries, focusing primarily on TMT and Consumer Goods.
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